But, I think this is more likely the case for the author of the essay, himself. In my opinion, the rise of big business has been one of the more disturbing trends in the last 100 years of this world. We’ve been surrounded by a “consensus” that has produced a world where a man like Andrew Carnegie would have been able to achieve so much more than he did.
Carnegie was one of the richest men in the world, and he built his fortune in a truly monopolistic manner. Before the Industrial Revolution, it was the world’s biggest industry, and before that, it was the world’s biggest industry for over a century. What’s so different now is that you can no longer have a monopoly on anything. If you are in a position to make a company bigger, you can do it.
That kind of monopoly isn’t new, but the way the internet has made it so easy to become a billionaire isn’t. In the pre-internet world it was pretty much a case of the devil take the hindmost, and we all know how that story ended.
Carnegie, the founder of one of the largest companies in the world, is the embodiment of the monopolistic spirit as well. Carnegie, the man who invented the phonograph, and gave it a huge run for its money, also made it clear that he would not begrudge anyone who wanted to make a go of it as he did. He was a very humble man. He took a lot of crap from people and it hurt him.
It’s hard to understand Carnegie’s motivation, but it’s very clear that as a businessman, he always put money before people. His example was so well known that he was often referred to in the past tense, such as when he said, “I didn’t get the money, but I didn’t get the people.” The most powerful man in the world is also the man who would not begrudge anyone who wanted to make a go of it.
Carnegie, a very wealthy businessman who had very little in the way of personal wealth, was a very successful man. He was not the greatest of businessmen, but he did have a lot of power. He used it to put the money before the people, which, in a way, was exactly the opposite of the example we gave. Many of the very wealthy people in this world are the ones who have never been in a position where money matters at all.
Carnegie was a businessman that was not particularly good at business. He had no skills and was willing to take whatever risks were necessary to get things done. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to take on a business partner that doesn’t really know what he’s doing. I think one way to avoid this situation would be to hire an experienced business person to help you.
If Carnegie ever had any skills, he was going to use them to his advantage. However, he was not the sort to hire anyone to take on business in his stead. He was a self-made man who had no experience in business. The skills that he had were all in the realm of the mundane and business, and he was a man who needed to get things done. That was the way that he handled things.
Carnegie and the rise of big business is a brilliant take on the rise of the modern day CEO. It shows that business isn’t all about making money. Carnegie, who was a successful businessman before he became a businessman, is shown as a man who works hard to make things happen. Carnegie’s rise, which was due in large part to his own efforts, is shown to be a long overdue acknowledgement of the importance of the role that the CEO plays in a company.
The rise of large corporations like Wal-Mart, Disney, and GE has been an interesting one to watch over the past few years. It’s not all about making money, though. It’s about taking on a lot of the responsibility that is associated with being a company.